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live, from the kgo tv broadcast center, this is "abc7 news." good afternoon. thank you for joining us on this friday. i'm ama daetz. >> and i'm dan ashley. rain hit this afternoon catching some off guard. >> blowing rain pelted the east bay, drivers had their windshield wipers on high today. >> taking a live look at our golden gate bridge cam, slick roads and a lot of gray out there. for more, here's spencer christian. >> soggy lunchtime, it's going to be a soggy drive time for some evening commuters. the storm is tapering off.
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we don't have areas of heavy rain as you can see, just a few scattered areas of light shower activity from san francisco, and spotty showers in the inland east bay. but there are areas of wet pavement on some of the roadways, after the santa cruz mountains. that's basically what it is, light rainfall and pockets of isolated showers. rainfall totals, virtually no measurable rainfall at all in the east bay. this storm is a light storm, ranks a one. spotty, light rain lingering for a few hours. here's the forecast at 4:00 this afternoon. the front continues to fall apart, taking us into the weekend. so once again, although the storm is winding down, bear in mind, it could be a hazardous evening commute as there is wet
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pavement in some places. >> spencer, thank you. here is a look at conditions in the sierrasierra. right now there are chain controls, you can see here the roads are wet and could be slick now. if you're headed up there this weekend, have chains in the car just in case conditions change. and track live doppler hd on your phone, just download the app for free. enable push alerts to get the latest information. a wrongly convicted man is finally free. >> luther jones wanted to be home after nearly two decades in prison, but as wayne freedman explains, this time his problems are not legal. instead, a matter of life and death. >> reporter: it is home base for a confused family. >> i was there right away. >> reporter: this home video shows the long awaited reunion
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between jones and his father luther who spent two years in jail and spent 18 years in prison as an innocent man. but the man who came home wednesday was just a shadow of the dad he once knew. >> i asked questions, but i guess i should have asked a little more, because what i received as a father was a very sick man. >> reporter: so sick that within 24 hours, luther jones lost consciousness and hasn't come out of it since. while he lies in the hospital, this family has lost its home in a lake county fire and is scrambling for help. do you have everything? >> i don't have nothing. >> reporter: wrongfully convicted inmates receive $140 a day for every day they spent behind bars, for mr. jones, that is almost a million dollars. in the meantime, a son and family keep drying to do the right thing. what is the best outcome here?
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>> my father getting better and he's coming back home. him being able to see his family. >> reporter: and to try to make up for 20 lost years. wayne freedman, "abc7 news." berkeley police hope this video will lead them to a suspect in the sexual assault of three cal students. it was taken on tuesday by a camera on hay street following one of the attacks. all three assaults happened in the last week after the women walked alone. the suspect is described as african-american or east indian, in his 20s with curly hair or dread locks, 5'9" to 6 feet tall. san francisco police are looking for this man who robbed a walgreen's wednesday. he walked up to the pharmacy window, flashed a gun and handed over a note demanding drugs. you can see on this map where a man was robbed of his
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gold teeth and cell phone in san francisco's financial district in broad daylight. it happened at california and kerney streets around 4:00 p.m. yesterday. police say the robbers first punched the 38-year-old victim knocking him to the ground. they then kicked him while he was down. did you see this? just a terrifying moment caught on tape. a helicopter crashed into pearl harbor, the entire thing recorded on video. brandi hitt spoke with some witnesses. >> reporter: the terrifying helicopter crash was captured on camera. >> it was surreal. very scary. >> reporter: a tourist chopper seen here plunging into the water near the visitor center thursday, just feet from shore. a 15-year-old boy among those on board, remains in critical condition. >> we just turned and ran, didn't have much time for it to hit. >> ran over there and started jumping in to help. >> reporter: you can see
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witnesses diving in to rescue a family of four and the pilot. >> anybody would have done the same thing. luckily the helicopter is only about ten feet of water. >> reporter: and it had no doors. [ applause ] one by one, they all surfaced from the water, but chris garner says the teenage boy would not free himself from his seat belt. >> got a knife and we were able to slightly cut through and it took a long time, six or seven minutes. >> reporter: the single engine five-seat aircraft was built in 1979, and the tour company run by genesis aviation is not commenting on the crash. >> we couldn't tell if it was going to hit land or water. >> reporter: witnesses say they heard the chopper sputtering and two large bangs before it went down. investigators will be on scene today. that chopper is still in the water, and the navy is helping in the recovery process. brandy hit, "abc7 news," los angeles.
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apple's ceo tim cook and the fbi director have been invited to testify before congress. it comes after the justice department filed a motion to compel apple to follow a judge's order to hack into the cell phone of syed farook. the cupertino company received an extension until next friday to respond to the order. the attack in december killed 14 people and injured 22. the fbi wants data that's on the phone as investigators search for a motive. a new state bill could make records of police misconduct and serious use of force public again. senator mark bueno unveiled the legislation this morning. >> just with all that's going on around the country and here in san francisco, the polling that we've looked at, i think this is an idea whose time has come.
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>> the fatal shooting of mario woods did not specifically play a factor in this he said. san francisco police plan to fight the bill, saying the current laws protect police officer's privacy interests. a group working to legalize marijuana in california is offering free weed to anyone who will sign their petition in san jose today. weed for voters says they have 2,000 grams of pot in the form of vouchers to give away. organizers say each gram is worth about $10 to $20. anyone 18 years or older is eligible. most vouchers can't be redeemed unless pot is legalized in the state. up to 1 million people are expected to flock to san francisco tomorrow for one of the world's best known celebrations. >> the chinese new year parade is ready to go. >> reporter: long before the bay area super bowl, there was the
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chinese new year parade in san francisco. it started in the 1860s by chinese living here to educate the community about their culture. this year it will have over 600,000 firecrackers. the year of the monkey will be celebrated in style tomorrow night. this is the star attraction, the 270 foot long golden dragon, all lit up, carried by about 100 martial artists. another highlight, 20 gorgeous floats. today, "abc7 news" was invited to watch crews put the finishing touches on them. they were protecting them from the rain in case it continues into tomorrow. i want to show you the parade route. here it is. it will begin at 5:15, and it ends at columbus avenue at about 8:00. there will be street closures
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and if you go, lit be cold out there. whether you're walking or marching. do you recognize somebody in here? me in high school, marching in our costumes. have you guessed which one i am? soaking cold rain which seems to happen a lot during this parade. so i'm going to offer up some lucky candy hoping the rain god will take a little break. still ahead on "abc7 news" at 4:00, a long line at the supreme court as hundreds pay their respects to justice antonin scalia. and the first big test is happening right now in the east bay. what about the skyway this friday? it's jammed up pretty much in both directions. stay with us. we return after a short break.
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police officers honored one of their own today. take a look at this large procession. it started this morning at sky view memorial lawn in vallejo, making its way to richamond auditorium. police officer gus vegas died off duty at his own home last week. he died protecting one of his ten children. >> i was so honored to be protected by him. >> reporter: melanie woodrow was at today's funeral and joins us now from richmond where it was an emotional day.
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>> reporter: it was an emotional day, and also a beautiful tribute to this officer earlier today. his son said that officer vegas made each of his ten children feel as if they were the center of his world. listening to his loved ones speak today, it was clear that this was how officer vegas made everyone he knew feel. a fitting tribute for a man whose pride in his work and his family never wavered. >> he never neglected to tell us how much he loved us. >> reporter: loved ones filled the auditorium to fill their respect. ♪ i miss you >> it was told to me once, you'll know how a man lived his life by who shows up to his funeral. >> reporter: perhaps the greatest testament to how he lived his life are his ten children. his son enrico says if they ever
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felt they fell short, their dad quickly lifted their spirits. this was a man who understood perseverance. it took him ten years after graduating the police academy to become a police officer. >> and in 2001, the richmond police department gave him a chance. they saw in him what we saw in him, and the rest is history. >> reporter: as a detective, his colleagues said he worked cases until there was nothing left to work, earning him the nickname care bear, because he never gave up on victims. >> he's my hero. and i thank you, dad.
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>> reporter: selfless, for his life, children and his community. melanie woodrow, "abc7 news." >> robert vega is charged in the murder. vega is the father of the officer's 6-year-old grandson. he was at the family home regularly and even called officer vegas dad. a motive is still unknown. a memorial fund for the family has stretched beyond the $20,000 goal. more than $22,000 has been donated. we have information on how you can donate and help if you wish at abc7news.com. some good news for people living in the east bay and beyond. your commute home may be a little quicker today. this is a live look from sky 7 hd over the new express lanes that opened this morning. two express lanes are now open, but the question is, are people going to pay for an easier ride home. here is a look at what you can expect.
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>> reporter: this is a reality on 580 in livermore, parked in the fast lane. but two new express lanes through dublin, pleasanton and livermore just opened for car pools and solo drivers who want to pay. >> driving is usually pretty bad. >> reporter: you would be willing to pay? >> yes, i probably would. >> reporter: one new express lane will open monday morning. you must have your fast track toll tag to use the express lanes between 5:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. it's new and allows you to designate if you're driving by yourself or as a car pool. the highest charge for a solo driver, $13. we saw prices as low as 30 cents this morning. >> most of the time i'm driving by myself. >> reporter: so you'll pay a little extra? >> if it will save me some time, why not? >> reporter: but officerks tell what your fast track is set for,
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and switching it to a solo ride while they're pulling you over won't work. >> if you keep getting those tickets, you'll pay way more money. >> reporter: here, it's a $500 to get caught cheating. a total of 550 miles of express lanes are planned across the bay area. they're expected to be complete bri 2035. the next highways in line are 680 and the 101. it looks like bond fires will remain free at ocean beach and san francisco. the bond fire curfew has been extended to 9:30 p.m. however, all bond fires will be banned from november through february. >> a look at what's going on right now.
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>> spencer christian is here with a look ahead to the weekend. >> nice and try, even mild this weekend as we head into another springlike pattern. right now, pockets of light rain around the bay area, as you can see. not very widespread pockets of rain, but areas of wet pavement are developing. now let's look at how mild it will be tomorrow for the chinese new year's parade in san francisco. 5:15 p.m., the parade kicks off. in many years past, we've had wet conditions for the parade, but tomorrow, dry, mild, a temperature of 58 degrees, dropping to about 54 degrees by 8:00 p.m. we see gray skies, and these are the forecast pictures. dry and mild pattern begins tomorrow. just a slight chance of rain in the picture next friday.
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here's the forecast for tomorrow starting at 6:00 a.m. we'll see a few areas of valley fog, mainly sunny morning and afternoon, although high clouds pass over during the afternoon hours. on we go to the week ahead in san francisco. the average temperature this time of the year in san francisco, 61 degrees. we'll see around 71 degrees here in the city on monday. lit be even warmer in san jose for a high in the upper 70s. near record territory in the san jose area next week. so a warm, mild week. low temperatures in the 40s. but some upper 30s in the north bay valley, which will be our chilliest region. batch of high clouds moving through. highs in the low to mid 60s. here is the seven-day forecast. temperatures climbing high into the mid 70s by the middle of next week and sort of holding
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steady for most of the week before clouds thicken next friday, bringing our next chance of rainfall. and the rain we have right now is tapering off. and although there will be a few wet spots, we expect clearing in the evening hours. >> thanks, spencer. up next, remembering a literary legend. we'll have reaction from across the world to the death of "to kill a mocking bird" author harper lee. >> a couple vacations finds out their airline has gone on strike. what happens if you're stranded overseas? and in honor of black history month, we using our instagram feed to celebrate the people who have made a difference. slim jenkins owned a cafe in west oakland through the 1960s, bringing performers, including nat king cole and b.b. king just
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to name a few to the bay area. you can learn more about him on our instagram feed. take a
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we are following breaking news from seattle, where a flight from san francisco has been diverted there. sky west airlines flight 5248 left victoria, british columbia at 2:30 this afternoon and was flying for united express. the pilots reported problems with an engine after takeoff and diverted to seattle. after burning fuel over the airport, the flight landed safely about 20 minutes ago. we'll stay on top of that. the author of one of the greatest novels of the 20th century is dead. parker lee passed away this morning at her home in monroeville, alabama. she wrote "to kill a mocking bird" in 1960, and became an enduring best seller and classic film.
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it was her only novel until last summer. she was 9 years old. >> reaction to lee's death was immediate. oprah winfrey tweeted, harper lee, i always wanted to interview her. she said, honey, i already said everything i have to say. apple's ceo tim cook sent this out. >> i definitely read the book. i didn't realize that just 50 years ago people viewed the world completely different than they do now. >> harper lee is -- she was just amazing to think about all that -- all the things that she wrote in her book in the time period that she did. >> and the students agreed that
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harper lee's "to kill a mocking bird" is a book everyone must read. celebrity chef wolfgang puck will be whipping up his specialties on osgar night. puck has cooked for the oscars for several years. the 66-year-old austrian has revealed his menu, too. it includes chicken pot pie with truffles, macaroni and cheese, chocolate for dessert, and one new item, how about doughnuts? abc 7 is your oscar station. chris rock will host on sunday, february 28th. and join us, please, to see who wins. "abc7 news" at 4:00 does continue. new word from the vatican on the growing battle between the pope and donald trump. the body of justice antonin scalia lies in repose here at the supreme court. details of the viewing, next. and hackers are targeting your computer.
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breaking news in vallejo where there are reports of four people have been shot. one victim is a young child who is expected to survive. one of the four shooting victims is dead, however. but again, the child's injuries do not appear to be fatal. this happened about 20 minutes ago on porter street near
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mcclain street. we are expecting more details and video very soon. so stay here with us. we are tweeting updates on the website. hundreds of law enforcement and community members paid tribute to a fallen richmond police officer today. gus vargas was killed last week. he was remembered as a compassionate man who died protecting his daughters. officer phillip white was reinstated on the force yesterday. we'll be joined at 5:00 with the story. rain made a welcome but brief return to some parts oh of the bay area today. this is what came down earlier this afternoon in san francisco's financial district. at that moment, "abc7 news" meteorologist drew tuma was tracking the weather and sent out this tweet show bring the rain was. the body of late supreme court justice antonin scalia is
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lying in repose in the supreme court building. president obama and first lady michelle obama were among the thousands who stopped to pay their respects. here's a live look from the supreme court. stephanie ramos is life for us from washington, d.c. stephanie? >> reporter: the body of the late justice antonin scalia is lying in repose here at the supreme court, which is where he built his legacy as a conservative icon. it's his final visit to the building where he was a commanding presence for the last three decades. hundreds of mourners lined up to honor the late justice antonin scalia. >> scalia has been a figure in my life for my whole lifetime and his opinions are very influential. >> he set an example for americans that you can stand up on principle and for the laws. >> reporter: court police serving as pallbearers and the
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flag draped casket brought up the supreme court steps to lie in repose in the great hall of the court, on the same casket that held president abraham lincoln. inside, the eight remaining justices, and scalia's family attending the short, private ceremony. scalia's portrait on display, flanked by the senate and the house of representatives. >> let us pray for the coming of the kingdom. >> reporter: one of scalia's sons, who is a priest, offering a prayer. >> in your wisdom, you have called your servant out of this world. >> reporter: a new york native, the first italian-american on the high court and the longest serving justice. president obama and first lady michelle obama among those paying their respects. >> this is an opportunity for the president to pay his personal respects and pay tribute to the outside impact that he had on our country and our legal system. >> reporter: mourners can view
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the casket until 8:00 eastern time. vice president joe biden and his wife will attend the funeral mass tomorrow and the basilica of the national shrine of the emaculate conception here in washington. >> where do we stand on the nomination process of his successor, what happens next? >> reporter: well, there's no nominee just yet. and the administration says president obama doesn't have a short list either but will spend a significant amount of time this weekend digging through materials prepared by his legal team. abc news did get a snapshot of president obama tonight leaving the oval office heading into the residence with a binder this thick. information, material on potential nominees, their records, their professional careers, all of which the administration says they would bring with them to a lifetime appointment on the supreme court. >> thank you so much, stephanie. things are getting heated on
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the campaign trail with just one day until the next crucial voting contest. megan hughes is in south carolina tonight. >> reporter: donald trump fired up a myrtle beach crowd about his plan to build a wall. >> who is going to pay for the wall? >> mexico. >> reporter: who? >> mexico! >> reporter: this after pope francis said a person who builds walls and not bridges isn't christian. the vatican clarifying this morning the pope wasn't referring specifically to trump. trump says he thinks the mexican government manipulated the pontiff. >> they had him convinced illegal immigration is a wonderful thing. it's not wonderful for us. >> reporter: the latest polls show trump with a shrinking lead. >> this is at best four-way, and could be three-way race after tomorrow. >> reporter: cruz appearing with phil robertson. >> talk about a man who knows how to shoot a duck.
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>> reporter: the texas senator is under fire himself. cruz was born in canada but says he's eligible for the presidency because his mother was a u.s. citizen. democrats hillary clinton and bernie sanders are both focused on this weekend's caucus in nevada. >> show the world that democracy is alive and well here in nevada. >> reporter: clinton and sanders are neck and neck heading into the caucuses. the primary here in south carolina may not be as tight but it may thin the pack. the case of the so-called affluenza teen will be handled in adult court. the decision today by a texas judge means ethan couch could face 120 days in april if convicted of violating his probation. couch and his mother disappeared in december as prosecutors investigated his probation status, when video appeared to show him at a party where vol was served.
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he was arrested in mexico and returned last month after briefly trying to fight extradition back to texas. the state of oregon will return anti-government protester cliven bundy to nevada to face federal charges. authorities arrested him on a federal warrant in portland last week when he flew into oregon to support his sons in a standoff. he faces charges of conspiracy related to an armed standoff two years ago. still to come on "abc7 news" at 4:00, an amazing view of something you can't actually see in space. and the virgin galactic unveils its latest ship. >> i'm spencer christian. lots of clouds in the sky, rainfall is tapering off. i'll have the forecast in just a moment. >> and let's take you down to the south bay to look at 101 in san jose, the taillights that you're staring at are heading
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south where it's a little sticky, as it usually in this time of the day. stay with us. more to come on "a
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it's been described as the greatest view of something you can't see. a new image shows what scientists say is a massive black hole about 300 million light years from earth. it's larger than a million suns
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combined. black holes can't be seen because they pull in light with their gravity. but astronomers can figure out their size by looking at the stars around them. virgin galactic rolled out a new version of its space tourism rocket today in southern california. a spaceship two is designed to carry up to six passengers on a high speed suborbital flight. passengers will experience a few minutes of weightlessness and see the earth below. it is the successor to spaceship one which crashed in 2014, killing a pilot. a record number of people want to be astronauts. nasa announced today more than 18,000 people applied to be part of the next astronaut class. that's more than double its previous record for the first space shuttle class in 1978. just 8 to 14 people will be chosen for the job, so it's quite elite. the record could be because nasa put a lot of effort into promoting the openings on social
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media. so a lot of people heard about it. time to check on the weather. >> spencer christian is here. one person not signing up for space flight is christian. >> here's what is on doppler radar. we have a little bit of rain around, just spotty, light showers across the bay area right now. in the sierrsierra, no chains a required yet. rain in the lower elevations. highs statewide tomorrow, sunny skies, generally mild. mid 60s across the state and some low to mid 70s in southern california. here in the bay area, we'll see high temperatures reaching into the low to mid 60s tomorrow. so it will begin the first day of a mild and dry pattern that will take us into next week. speaking of next week, rain chances in the week ahead are virtually nonexistent through
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next thursday. zero chance of rain in the bay area through thursday. on friday, clouds will increase and a slight chance, about 20% at the moment of rain next friday. it's going to be a dry, mild pattern. we might see record high temperatures the middle of next week. going to be quite springlike. >> thank you, spencer. still ahead on "abc7 news" at 4:00, a big crackdown on hoverboards. plus, when vacations go horribly wrong. a couple traveled overseas and ended up with no way to get back home. michael finney stepped in to help. that story as we continue. stay with us.
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cupertino, concord, wine country, and all the bay area, this is "abc7 news." the federal government is cracking down on hoverboards. the u.s. consumer product safety commission sent out an alert warning it will seize or recall any hoverboards that fail to meet federal safety standards.
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52 fires were reported. concerns of lithium batteries have led to bans by airlines and several college campuses. a couple was having a nice vacation overseas when they realized they had no way home. >> michael finney has their story. >> reporter: larry boyd and tom kisher were enjoying a vacation in italy. >> we went to the vatican and saw the sistine chapel. >> just eating all the wonderful food. >> reporter: they were unaware a chrises was brewing. >> rather difficult. >> reporter: on their last night in rome, they went online to print their boarding passes and found their flight had been canceled. >> i thought, gee, is it a
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weather problem? >> workers after the lufthansa were on strike. the strike lasted a whole week back in november. stranding 500,000 passengers, all scrambling for alternative flights. >> tens of thousands of people tried to get out. >> reporter: they managed to fight two seats on british airways but cost $2100 each. when they got home, they demanded a refund from luftha a lufthansa. when the airline didn't respond, they asked us. right away, the airline refunded them, plus $600 for expenses. the airline said it did not refund their british airways kick et because they did not rebook through lufthansa as required. they said that was impossible during the strike. >> we were given the check and
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apology and it's very nice to receive it. >> reporter: european rules say airlines must reimburse passengers for canceled flights and expenses, but there are exceptions for extraordinary circumstances, and that includes strikes. i posted a link on abc7news.com. i'm michael finney, 7 on your side. we have a warning now about hackers going after your computer and asking for a ransom to return your data. they're known as ransom ware attacks. a los angeles hospital was attacked and forced to pay $17,000 to get their records back. they can attack your personal computer, as well. >> it's just the tip of the iceberg. it has the power to shut whole companies down. health care operations, they
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didn't deliver health care. >> to protect yourself, don't click on suspicious attachments from people you don't know. back up your data to an external hard drive, and make sure your computer has updated anti-virus software. >> that's enough to make you very tense. meditation could help rewire your brain. >> here's jane wing. >> did you get enough sleep last night? if not, you are not alone. the cdc says 1 in 3 american adults don't get enough sleep. at least seven hours of sleep a night is considered healthy for adults. and it's been shown with exercise, it cuts the risk of stroke. but getting too much stroke, more than eight hours a night, increased risk of stroke. and drinking more coffee may reverse liver damage from booze. drinking two cups a day was link told a 44% lower risk of
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developing liver cerosis. and the benefits of mindful medication are supposed to be many, but studies have been lacking. there is a new study that shows meditation can actually change the brains of ordinary people and potentially improve their health. it included unemployed people and those who did meditate had different brain scans than those who didn't. there is a new list out today of the world's most admired companies, and it shows one thing, the west coast is king. six of the companies are based in california, oregon, or washington. on the top, cupertino based apple, and seattle based amazon. at four, bircher hathaway and then disney. from there, it's starbucks, southwest airlines, fedex, nike, and general electric.
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so there you go. "abc7 news" at 4:00 continues. up next, a bay area animal shelter known for taking care of this famous blue cat is being forced to close, at least temporarily. what they're doing to house all their residents. and kristen sze is here is a look at what we have coming up at 5:00. >> bay area baseball fans are mourning the death of two legends. that story coming up. plus, a release of a violent sexual predator. the clock is ticking and no one seems to look it. and the largest orchid show in the u.s. that's when i join dan for "abc7 news" at 5:00.
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here is a look at the primetime lineup. >> then tonight on "abc7 news" at 11:00, the i-team is investigating why authorities have failed for decades to clean up the rundown boats anchored off facilito. they sometimes break free in storms, crashing into houses on the other side of the bay. a fascinating look at what's happening just offshore at one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, tonight on "abc7 news" at 11:00. a well known animal shelter in redwood city is set to temporary close in june. volunteers are trying to find new homes for hundreds of cats.
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chris nguyen has more on how you can help and updates us on the shelter's most famous residents. >> reporter: at this no-kill animal shelter in redwood city, each cat has a survival story of its own. >> everybody deserves a home. >> reporter: after eight years at this building, the nine lives foundation has to find a new home. >> it's been a wonderful location for us, but our lease is coming to an end, so this is a good time to make some changes. >> reporter: the foundation gained international attention last fall after rescue thing little guy, smurf, after his previous owner dyed him purple and was left to be a doggy chew toy. jessica michelle has been acting as the foster mom during his road to recovery. >> smurf is this crazy little boy and he's seen the worst of -- some of the worst of human kind, yet he's still the most lovable cat, one of the most lovable cats i've ever seen in
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my life. >> reporter: these days he spends a lot of time with his best friend, a blind kitty named wanda. the foundation plans to open a separate spa-neuter clinic this year. in the meantime, 275 cats at the current shelter will need to be adopted. >> it was one little shelter when i started and now it's a family of thousands of people that support us. >> reporter: the foundation's current lease ends in june. chris nguyen, "abc7 news." a warning now to watch out for baby animals. look at this, wild care bay area sent us these pictures of two rescued baby squirrels. they may have lost their nests from tree trimming or heavy winds. they are cute. thank you for joining us for this edition of "abc7 news" at
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4:00. i'm ama daetz. "abc7 news" at 5:00 begins now with dan and kristen. >> these individuals who committed a disgusting act. >> tourists are targeted again in san francisco. one man is critically injured. if you did what this officer did, odds are you would be fired. >> i'm a little shocked, because i just found out about it. >> why this officer is back on the job after an online outrage. plus -- >> my first and foremost duty and concern is around the safety of students. >> allegations of mismanagement bring the superintendent of schools to livermore. >> and thanks to police persisten persistence, a bay area teenager is reunited with his prize possession. good evening. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm kristen sze. at least one person was killed, three others injured, including a child in a shooting in vallejo. >> it happened less than an hour
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ago at 4:10. the 9-year-old is expected to survive. >> right now, porter street is shut down as investigators gather evidence there. police have not said if they know who the suspect is, or whether anyone is in custody. >> we are on the story. stay with "abc7 news" for breaking updates on this and follow us on twitter. san francisco police are investigating yet another case of a tourist robbed in a normally safe part of the city. this time, a man from the united kingdom was stabbed by a man and woman near the intersection of post and franklin near japan town. leanne melendez is live near the scene. the victim is still in critical condition? >> reporter: it's not looking good. we are focusing on this story, because police need surveillance video, and also more witnesses. this is not new that tourists are being robbed, but in this case the man was stabbed in the
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head. it happened near japan town. >> the male victim is visiting from the united kingdom. right now the male victim is listed in life threatening injuries a t the hospital. >> reporter: the 44-year-old tourist was with his niece who was in san francisco to visit him. both were approached by a man and woman last night at around 8:30. >> we have a male black, 5'10" with a muscular build. hooded sweatshirt. the female was black, 5'4", green and gray wool scarf. >> reporter: that scarf was left behind. police are hoping they can identify the woman by any dna material left on it. the man who was jobbed w robbed stabbed in the head. property crimes are up

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